Duffin & Dore:  Insurance Attorneys

No insurance company is your friend.  The insurance company’s goal is to collect premiums and to pay as little as possible on claims.  Insurance companies are in business to make money. We are in business to fight the insurance company for you.  Depending on your type of claim and your individual needs, we may work on a contingency fee basis (where you pay nothing up front) or charge an hourly rate.

Never do any of the following without speaking to an attorney at Duffin & Dore first:

  1. Accept an insurance company’s settlement offer that is less than the full policy 
  2. Accept premiums back from an insurance company
  3. Appear at an Examination Under Oath
  4. Negotiate with an insurance company
  5. Provide any statements to an insurance company
  6. Provide any documentation to an insurance company
  7. Believe what the insurance company tells you!!!

You have rights, and you deserve to be protected.  We are here to guide you through the insurance claim process and to represent you in your fight against the insurance company.

The attorneys at Duffin & Dore provide clients with high quality, sophisticated and innovative representation in insurance coverage disputes and bad faith litigation.  We have successfully represented clients with claims ranging from $25,000 to over $50 million.  We represent clients in the following types of claims:

  1. Life insurance
  2. Homeowner’s insurance
  3. Property damage
  4. Commercial General Liability
  5. Bodily injury
  6. Business interruption
  7. Wrongful death
  8. Uninsured and underinsured motorists
  9. Professional liability

Duffin & Dore has significant experience in analyzing and litigating all types of insurance coverage disputes. Our firm provides prompt and accurate analysis of insurance coverage questions and drafts reservation-of-rights letters and non-waiver agreements.

Whether you are an individual who purchased insurance for yourself, for someone else or for your business, you purchased the insurance to help you through difficult times and to hedge against the risk of contingent, uncertain losses.  When disaster strikes, when a loved one passes, when automobile accidents occur, when your home or other property is damaged, when commercial disputes erupt, or when clients sue their advisers, you depend on your insurance company to be there.  Many times it is not.  You will quickly realize your insurance company is not your friend.

Insurance companies sometimes fail to honor the obligations contained in these insurance policies or fail to perform some other responsibility by unreasonably delayingor denying payment of valid claims or failing to provide a defense.  When this happens, individuals, businesses and professionals turn to the attorneys of Duffin & Dore for representation.

If litigation is required, Duffin & Dore has the experience to handle it. The firm has litigated insurance-coverage issues at the state and federal trial and appellate levels relating to life insurance claims, wrongful death, construction accidents, products liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, first-party claims, professional liability, wrongful discharge, discrimination, property damage, bad faith, mold, and other insurance coverage issues.

Whether you require an initial analysis, preparation of a coverage opinion letter, litigation of a declaratory judgment action, or a trial, Duffin & Dore has the experience to meet your needs.



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